World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications 2012

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The World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications (WCPD) is a global forum where experts on diabetes and prevention meet and participants enjoy high quality scientific discussions on principles of diabetes prevention and listen to the experiences from diabetes prevention programmes that have been implemented in various countries.

At the WCPD congress in Madrid, November 2012, ISIC sponsored a session entitled, Good things in life: Can coffee help in diabetes prevention?

The session report highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

The session was chaired by Dr. Pablo Aschner, Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Javeriana University School of Medicine, Colombia and Dr. Siamak Bidel, Senior Researcher, University of Helsinki.

Speakers and topics:

  • Dr. Nathan Matusheski – Associate Principal Scientist, Mondelēz International, Mechanistic theories on how coffee might act with regard to diabetes’ (click here to view Dr. Matusheski’s interview, and click here to view his presentation)
  • Professor Jaakko Tuomilehto – Professor of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Latest experiences from coffee intervention trials(click here to view Professor Tuomilehto’s interview and click here to view his presentation)
  • Dr. Pilar Riobó Serván – Associate Chief of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Jiménez Díaz-Capio Hospital, Madrid, Significance of clinical parameters found so far regarding coffee and diabetes (click here to view Dr. Riobó’s interview, and click here to view her presentation)
  • Professor Edith Feskens – Professor of Nutrition and the Metabolic Syndrome, Wageningen University, division of Human Nutrition, Coffee and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes – Epidemiological evidence’ (click here to view Professor Feskens’ interview and click here to view her presentation)

The report outlines the evidence linking coffee consumption to diabetes prevention, highlighting research that shows three to four cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25 per cent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to consuming none or less than two cups per day.  For more information, the full report can be viewed and downloaded here.

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